Why I don't care about Amazon Kindle Unlimited

Amazon's content offensive continues - Bezos & gang have just officially announced a new service - Amazon Kindle Unlimited. There's no need for long descriptions: AKU is pretty much Netflix equivalent for books. In theory, it's plainly awesome - I pay a monthly fee and in exchange I have access to tons of books (about 1 million, which is still quite far from all Kindle titles offered in Amazon TBH). Well, it's just a theory, because for now AKU is available only in US, but let's assume I can use it in Europe as well. The key point is, that…

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Switching to the Lean Mindset: meet the Poppendiecks

Have you heard about the Poppendiecks? Mary & Tom? I did, but somehow I've skipped reading their books until now. It's not like they've written zillion of them (because they've written just 3 AFAIK), but it seems that when they release something, they do a helluva good work - I've just read their latest book & I love it. "Lean Mindset" - their latest accomplishment - what is it about? It's about thinking on your own, about reasoning & common sense in IT. About collaboration, priorities, efficiency & proper setting of focus to build a right product. Some…

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Learn from the best - aka DevTV

Let’s assume you’ve got will and time to do some learning - what’s the way to do it in a most efficient way? There has to be a source of information - person, book, e-book, etc. Information range has to be suited to your needs (subject, being up-to-date, level of detail) - you don’t want any irrelevant information, do you? Information has to be served in a proper “pace”, so you can absorb it completely without getting bored Information has to be clear and understandable Which way of training should we aim for? Class-room trainings…

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